I want to start off by saying thank you for taking the time to take pictures and make this thread.
Your pictures look exactly like what I saw in my yard today. No kidding.
I live in a rural area in the SE U.S., I had to run errands and the sky was blue as can be. Dopplar radar showed clear skies when I checked it over
breakfast. I noticed many planes were flying, the passenger type, and all seemed to be heading in one direction. Each plane was leaving light
grayish trails behind them that extended for what seemed to be miles on end. Later on in the day, I went out to do yard work. Again, more planes
leaving miles of light grayish trails behind them. Now the old trails from previous planes were starting to merge together and forming sheets of hazy
light grayish smog-stuff which extened for miles. Checked the dopplar radar for any evidence of storm and nothing. Clear as ever. So then, later on
in the afternoon, still day light but close to dusk, I had to head out and run another errand taking me into town. The sky at this time appeared to
have a shell of hazey smog over it. It looked ugly. Flat out ugly. These were not God-given clouds, this was in no way natural. Totally human
induced; I sense it in the pit of my stomach. I had never really thought about it much before, but today it finally hit me...all the miles and miles
of contrails with the heavy plane traffic all day long left a haze over the entire sky as far as one could see and what I was seeing was/is pollution
- straight up. The way I figure, just as cars pollute the highway, so are these planes farting out gases right over our heads. Reminds me of the
smog you can see in Los Angeles.
So. Cars have smog check certifications to reduce emission. Great. Seems the planes need to have them too, at a certain altitude.
"Researchers from MIT and the University of Cambridge in the UK have released a study that attributes about 8,000 premature deaths to emissions from
airplanes at cruise altitudes. Landing and takeoff also produce a significant quantity of pollutants, but they are already regulated, while cruising
at altitudes of over 3,000 feet isn't (at least not worldwide)."
Planes I saw today were way high up, couple thousand feet or more.
I don't believe there is any conspiracy here to poison anyone out right, as claimed by many in threads I've read through out the years, instead I see
this as an over-sight such as it were with the cars and trucks before smog check certifications were even thought of. And I'll add a convenient
over-sight such as not wanting to spend hundreds of dollars to have planes checked in a drill sargent fashion for emissions revamps, just as having to
have cars a certain way for emission control has drained pocket-books for needing this certification or that certification. It's cool if one has
extra spending money for this, but not when one is scraping by with all the other taxes and expenses, man what a nightmare that can be just trying to
put cheese and bread on the table. So if one understands that owning a mere car can be very expensive one can imagine what operating costs might be
for an airline with employees, insurance and the whole nine yards that go along with it. Expensive. At the bottom of all this mess, or top, which
ever way you want to see it, ha ha, it appears the airlines are working on emission control to a degree.
As far as cloud seeding and other forms of weather alteration via the human go, that's a diferent subject where obviously that could be used for both
evil or good purposes. These planes being discussed here are indeed leaving behind smog, just like vehicles on the highways do, but they are not
purposefully aiming a chemical squirt at a population and trying to kill them off, that's as ridiculous of a claim as saying the cell phone companies
are purposefully trying to give everyone brain cancer. The machines were created not too long ago either, and obviously need to be improved upon.
But it's really amazing how far they have come in such a short time!!!!! These are all new toys if you think about it. I think the first passenger
planes came out in the 1930's, so should we expect perfection in 80 years? It's amazing any human got anything to stay in the air in the first place
edit on 3/4/2011 by Key-Minder because: umm...errr